November 4, 2017 Subject:
"This evening has been fraught with difficulties"
Despite Jerry's statement, this show is a monster. Heavy on Pigpen, even without a Lovelight. The Darkstar is one for the ages; in addition to the digi noise noted in the review below, there is also about 10 seconds of digi beginning at 5:57.
Sit back and enjoy . . .
November 3, 2017 Subject:
long long time ago
February 5, 2015 Subject:
I wouldn't discount this Dark Star in the least.
For '69 this DS is second best to 4/22 imo.
Good Lovin' and Death Don't have No Mercy are excellent and the show as a whole is killer.
June 21, 2013 Subject:
The Jerry Scream
At the end of St Steven---> Eleven Jerry howls... its one of my favorite moments in Dead History. Well worth One Thousand Listens
May 11, 2013 Subject:
I'm actually going to revise my earlier review and say that the first part of the show, from cold rain through good lovin, is excellently done, while the rest kinda brings it down a notch. I think that by this time they were really tired of the psychedelic jam rock tunes they were doing and that the inevitable transition to their folk-rock stuff was already long overdue.
April 4, 2013 Subject:
whooooouuuugggghhhhwwwwww! dark star 5star
epic sound clarity & deepthhh.....\
BEST 11 4 me,
best jammin ever 48 min of BLISS !!!!!
best ever C Miller thanks again for the grace2My Ears.
Bass is BEYOND amazing , phil should always sound so deep&clear. top 10 ever
January 29, 2013 Subject:
The Eyes have it
This is one of my favorite Stars, Sounds like this was the eve of the birth of Eyes of the World. Just close your eyes and let it flow thru you, let it wash over and take you Further.
May 19, 2012 Subject:
listen to the whole show
The show starts off heavily dosed but Pig does his best to pull them though. And he does. Great Harp playing by Pigpen here (3 Pig songs in a row!!!). Set 2 they pull it together and deliver.
Its the Family Dog and they where having fun... This is the best "Death Don't Have No Mercy" I have ever heard!!! listen all the way through to the end! really excellent
October 13, 2011 Subject:
RIP Ron, Jerry
Does anyone know if the song order is correct? I find it just a tad peculiar that there are 3 Pigpen songs in a row. I'm SURE that never happened in '71 or '72, if ever.
Definitely a five-star show, and a reminder that without Ron, it wasn't really The Grateful Dead.
July 19, 2011 Subject:
'That Jam in "Dark Star"
starts out as "Feelin' Groovy" then almost comes to a full stop @22:44 before 'morphing into a hybrid of sorts containing, I think, "Feelin' Groovy," "Tighten Up," and "Beginnings."
Thank you, Charlie Miller!
November 13, 2009 Subject:
Once more Charlie Miller has found a gem and polished to near perfection.
March 21, 2009 Subject:
The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live" November 2, 1969 at the Family Dog on the Great Highway, San Francisco, California U.S.A.